History & Mission

Founded on March 12, 2009, Opportunity Knocks is an Illinois 501c.3 non-profit organization that serves young people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) through social, recreational and life-skills programming.

The people we serve are Warriors and it is our belief that their place in the community is both valuable and necessary. Because of their perseverance and strength we endearingly dub our participants as Warriors.



Board of Directors

Auxiliary Board

Junior Board

Financial Info

Financial Documents

2016 Year in Review

2015-2016 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

Get Involved

Program Volunteer

Event Volunteer

Auxiliary Board Member

Junior Board Member

Program Staff

Administrative Staff


Mike Carmody
Executive Director

Phil Carmody

Employment Opportunities

Program Team

We are looking for program leaders and program staff who are energetic, motivated, professional, and looking to gain more experience in the field. Staff will be responsible for working directly with our participants to help ensure their success and safety. Staff members will also be responsible for planning and leading various social and recreational activities as well as activities that will encourage skill development.


Administrative Team

Opportunity Knocks will, on occasion, be looking to add to our administrative team. Candidates for our administrative team must possess a degree in a field related to the type of work they are applying for. Members of our administrative team must be professional, team-oriented individuals with a dedication to providing opportunities and resources for individuals with developmental disabilities.